Desperate Measures

Desperate Measures (1998)

Desperate times call for. . .

  • Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
  • Release Date: 1998-01-30
  • User Rating: 5.8/10 from 241 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 40min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: TriStar Pictures
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director: Barbet Schroeder
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From 241 Ratings


San Francisco police officer Frank Connor is in a frantic search for a compatible bone marrow donor for his gravely ill son. There's only one catch the potential donor is convicted multiple murderer Peter McCabe who sees a trip to the hospital as the perfect opportunity to get what he wants most: freedom. With McCabe's escape, the entire hospital becomes a battleground and Connor must pursue and, ironically, protect the deadly fugitive who is his son's only hope for survival.

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  • Michael Keaton

    as Peter McCabe
  • Andy García

    as Frank Conner
  • Brian Cox

    as Captain Jeremiah Cassidy
  • Marcia Gay Harden

    as Dr. Samantha Hawkins
  • Erik King

    as Nate Oliver
  • Efrain Figueroa

    as Vargas
  • Joseph Cross

    as Matthew Conner
  • Janel Moloney

    as Sarah Davis
  • Richard Riehle

    as Ed Fayne
  • Tracey Walter

    as Medical Inmate
  • Keith Diamond

    as Derrick Wilson
  • Peter Weireter

    as SWAT Team Commander
  • Stephen Park

    as Dr. Gosha
  • Dennis Cockrum

    as Pelican Bay Head Guard
  • John Meier

    as Rains, Cop shot in ER
  • Norman Howell

    as Kellen, Burnt Cop
  • John Rottger

    as Trimble, Burnt Cop
  • Donna Keegan

    as Donna, Burning Nurse
  • Michael Shamus Wiles

    as Tough Inmate
  • Scott Colomby

    as Patrol Cop
Production Howard Feuer Casting
Editing Lee Percy Editor
Directing David R. Ellis Second Unit Director
Sound Trevor Jones Original Music Composer
Crew Jasmine Kosovic Post Production Supervisor
Costume & Make-Up Larry Abbott Makeup Artist
Crew Chantal Feghali Post Production Supervisor
Art Jennifer Williams Set Decoration
Production Gary Foster Producer
Camera Ian Fox Camera Operator
Directing Geoffrey Hansen First Assistant Director
Crew Jeffrey J. Dashnaw Stunt Coordinator
Directing Barbet Schroeder Director
Production Barbet Schroeder Producer
Costume & Make-Up Rick Sharp Makeup Artist
Costume & Make-Up Marlene D. Williams Hairstylist
Art Geoffrey Kirkland Production Design
Production Susan Hoffman Producer
Production Jeffrey Chernov Executive Producer
Camera Luciano Tovoli Director of Photography
Lighting Norman Glasser Chief Lighting Technician
Camera Gary Capo Second Unit Director of Photography
Writing David Klass Screenplay
Production Lee Rich Producer
Sound Ron Bochar Supervising Sound Editor
Sound Kam Chan Foley Editor
Sound Benjamin Cheah Foley Editor
Sound Marko Costanzo Foley Artist
Sound Chris Fielder Assistant Sound Editor
Sound Lewis Goldstein Sound Effects Editor
Sound Nicholas Renbeck Assistant Sound Editor
Production Josie Rosen Co-Producer
Crew Brian Imada Stunts
Costume & Make-Up Bob Mills Makeup Artist
Camera Clyde E. Bryan First Assistant Camera
Production Ross T. Fanger Unit Production Manager
Sound Suzana Peric Music Editor
Costume & Make-Up Gary Jones Costume Design
Art Sandy Getzler Art Direction
Camera Merrick Morton Still Photographer
Camera Leo J. Napolitano Camera Operator
Sound Frank Kern Foley Editor
Visual Effects Paul J. Lombardi Special Effects Supervisor
Costume & Make-Up Cheryl Beasley Blackwell Wardrobe Supervisor
Sound Tom Hartig Boom Operator
Art Bo Johnson Set Designer
Crew Troy Robinson Stunts
Art C.J. Maguire Property Master
Camera Bob Gorelick Steadicam Operator
Lighting Gihan 'Sandy' Seneviratne Best Boy Electric
Sound Tom Fleischman Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Crew Spooky Stevens Unit Publicist
Sound Deborah Wallach ADR Editor
Crew Barbara Bass Studio Teacher
Directing Susan Malerstein Script Supervisor
Art Walt Hadfield Construction Coordinator
Art Rando Schmook Set Designer
Camera Monty Rowan Camera Operator
Costume & Make-Up Bruce Ericksen Wardrobe Supervisor
Camera Philip Shanahan Second Assistant Camera
Costume & Make-Up Violet Ortiz Hairstylist
Sound Steven Visscher Foley Editor
Costume & Make-Up KG Ramsey Key Hair Stylist
Sound Gina Alfano Dialogue Editor
Crew Kelly Kerby Special Effects Coordinator
Sound Bruce Pross Foley Supervisor
Camera Arnaud Peiny Best Boy Grip
Lighting Earl C. Williman Best Boy Electric
Lighting Greg Cantrell Rigging Gaffer
Camera Arthur Blum Dolly Grip
Crew Annie Ellis Stunts
Sound Steve Nelson Sound Mixer
Lighting George Dunagan Assistant Chief Lighting Technician
Editing Rebecca Nicolaou First Assistant Editor
Crew Steve Vandeman Stunts
Directing David Hallinan Second Assistant Director
Art Kelly Hannafin Set Designer
Camera Jesse Chavez Dolly Grip
Camera Bob Hall First Assistant Camera